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MGMT20133 International Business, Strategy and Corporate Transformation
International Business, Strategy and Corporate Transformation
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General Information

Overview

Businesses are at the dawn of a fourth industrial revolution, propelled by frontier technologies and robotisation advances that make the product better, cheaper and faster than ever before. This new industrial revolution offers enormous opportunities for businesses to grow and gain sustainable development with potential benefits on a scale that is difficult to imagine. New technologies promise the possibilities of industrial upgrading and leapfrogging. Reconfiguration of world businesses environment, cheaper transportation and communication, coupled with more efficient logistics now help businesses to establish links to new global value chains. Strategic intuitiveness and the ability to quickly manage change is key to gain competitive positioning in the global context. As the capstone unit, you will integrate prior functional and interpersonal knowledge and skills acquired in previous units of the Master of Business Administration and examine international business practices and strategic management processes at an advanced level in different kinds of organisations. You will use your advanced level of knowledge and skills to analyse how organisations develop future business strategies which are influenced by domestic and international pressures. By considering the challenges facing contemporary businesses, you will examine how international business theories, strategic management concepts, frameworks and tools are used by business executives to develop a business plan and implement effective corporate transformation.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: A minimum of 36 credit points made up from four (4) specified core/compulsory MBA units and an additional 12 credit points MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context.MGMT 20130 Operations Management and Business AnalyticsACCT 20077 Accounting for Management Decision MakingECON 20039 Economics for Managersand 12 credit points (2  X 6 credit point units, either core or electives)

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

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Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit coordinator. Overall performance

Feedback

Low class attendance. This can be largely attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without a legally binding compulsion to ensure the attendance of students in the classes, they are not able to benefit from the unit as is expected. This is apparent from their overall performance. On an average, about 30 to 40% students attended the classes, i.e., both lectures and workshops. This trend has compromised their overall performance.

Recommendation

Allocation of marks for class participation may be considered. In-class tasks or short journal reports for each workshop (weeks 2-11) may be useful to increase interactive engagement. For ensuring students’ minimum attendance, a penalty may be considered under contingent circumstances.

Feedback from Unit coordinators observation. Emails from students.

Feedback

Unequal participation in Group Works in Assessment 1. In this unit, group works on business cases have been incorporated to have a collaborative learning experience of the students on key concepts, theories and their practical applications. Low class attendance with impunity, might have contributed to this unequal participation in the group works, and consequently, the expected learning outcomes.

Recommendation

Allocation of marks (20 out of 40) for an individual in-class/online case presentation. The written report may be marked as group work (20 out of 40). Compulsory participation in at least 6 group discussions in break-out rooms in case of online teaching. This practice will enhance students' ability for critical analysis and applications of theories, models, and concepts in real-life situations through simulation, and role-play during workshops. Group members will be required to prepare team charters, showing the contributions of each member in a group. This will enable lecturer(s) to understand the students’ involvement and contribution in the assessments, and accordingly, provide appropriate grades that they deserve. This strategy might encourage better participation of students with an improved learning experience.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator’s observations on students’ performance

Feedback

Need for better understanding to prepare Strategic Business Plan (Assessment task 2)

Recommendation

One workshop may be dedicated to discussing a business plan of a company. A real-life business plan may be distributed a week before for students to read. The unit coordinator will facilitate the discussion asking students to identify the key elements of a business plan.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator’s observations on students’ performance

Feedback

Lack of analytical writing skills, inadequate referencing, and coherent arguments in a logical manner.

Recommendation

Conduct special sessions within the first few weeks (during workshops) to discuss expected learning outcomes, students' responsibilities, how to use resource materials, and improve the quality of academic writing. Provide a list of quality journals/articles that the students should regularly check or use in their written assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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